From all at Beccles Taekwondo we wish to say a Big Congratulations to Mr Gillett on passing his ITF 5th Degree examination in front of Grandmaster Oldham and senior instructors.
This is a huge achievement and we are all very proud of Mr Gillett who is the senior instructor for GTUK East, East Jee-Goo and the Bungay Taekwondo Club.
Clinton Gillett completed a tough international grading examination under the watchful eye of several masters and Grandmaster Oldham in Coventry at the weekend in order to be awarded his 5th Dan in Taekwondo.
The test included the 3 patterns for the grade, step sparring sequences, full contact self-defence, 2 onto 1 sparring, Korean theory and destruction (including power tests for jumping kicks, foot and hand techniques on both sides, where he unfortunately cracked a bone in his wrist early in the grading but chose to carry on regardless) Grandmaster Oldham praised his thesis on ‘Moral Culture’ and said that “his standards and attitude are exceptional”.
There has to be a minimum time in between grading examinations at this level and it is over 5 years since he passed his 4th Dan so Clinton is delighted to gain this international award and will receive his certificate from Korea within the next month.